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need a qustimate NOW!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Andrew Kovacs, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Andrew Kovacs

    Andrew Kovacs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Bidding on a 8 unit town home full meal deal the only thing I don't have coverd is a number on sprinkler start up and blow outs. My sprinkler guy is in the hospital and I need this done right away... Please help and throw me some numbers
    Thanks, Andy
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    I'd say at least $80,000 for the startup

    and probably probably around $100,000 for the blow out.

    In other words, its impossible for people to price a region that they don't know about. The going rates vary greatly... Additionally, 8 units could have 8 zones, or it could have 80 zones. I have no idea.

    Got any more details?
  3. Andrew Kovacs

    Andrew Kovacs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    sorry:) I should have explain, its about an acre lot. I think its got 30 heads. Not sure how many zones it has. Im guessing less in my area.
  4. Andrew Kovacs

    Andrew Kovacs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I know absolutely notta about sprinkler systems. Except that time I aerated about 25 feet of line. Any ways, I have a sprinkler guy whos not gonna make it to the table this time. So Im just gonna take a quess on this one and just have to swallow it if I tank the deal. But roughly what are some basic parts and what goes on with all this sprinkler maddness?
    I know they have wireless heads? Whole system runs about...3 hours on an acre+-.
    Turn the water on (I would quess the cusotmer picks up the fixit charge?)
    About how much is a blow out?$100?
    set a timer come back in the fall
    So???$430 to keep a sprinkler guy on hand?
    I wanna get this bid out in about...7 1/2 hours.

    Messages: 18,668

    Andrew- Nobody in their right mind unless they just want to be mean and steer you wrong is going to touch this thread with a ten foot pole. Find a contractor in your area to replace the one in the hospital until he is well again. Good luck.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,587

    Budget $500 for the system.
  7. Andrew Kovacs

    Andrew Kovacs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Thank you:waving:
    Any sprinkler guys in minnesota out there?
  8. ontheedge02

    ontheedge02 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

  9. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,086

    What the heck is a "qustimate"?
  10. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    It takes gusto, thats all I know.

    Throw 80k at em, like DW said, they could always negotiate that down a bit.

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